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Picked up a kit from Woodcraft. Board is red oak and Sapele scraps. 5×8. Thanks for looking!

Oh, I have couple small tips for anyone who wants to make this kit:

Route before you drill, or cut the kerf. You don’t want to get tearout around the slot and, the bearing on the roundover bit can drop into the hole and cause a dimple in the roundover profile.

Also:
Directions call for a 3/8 deep kerf. This is not deep enough to assemble the wire onto the bar. You have to hold the wire loop in the kerf, then insert the bar through the wire. The kerf has to be deeper than the drilled hole.

Here is how I solved the problem. I cut the kerf on my crosscut sled. I made the depth of cut 9/16. Then I put a 3/16 dowel as a shim under the side of the board against the fence. Making sure to cut with the hole away from the fence, this creates a rising kerf that is 9/16 on the far side and 3/8 on the near side.

That kerf will be deep enough for the rod to clear the wire loop when you insert, but also not so deep as to weaken the strength of the board.

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doubleDD

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#1 posted 01-08-2018 01:10 PM

Good job on this Ben. I thought of getting on myself.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 01-08-2018 01:46 PM

Ben,
Nice job on the cheeseboard.

Do you happen to have a part number for this kit? I can’t seem to locate it on Woodcrafts site.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#3 posted 01-08-2018 03:15 PM


Ben,
Nice job on the cheeseboard.

Do you happen to have a part number for this kit? I can t seem to locate it on Woodcrafts site.

- Grant Davis

Think it’s on this label. There is a large and a small kit. “S” on the end for Small or “L” for Large

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#4 posted 01-08-2018 06:46 PM

This is a very nice kit and should be a rewarding project.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 01-08-2018 09:40 PM

If you are going to make any more, cheeseslicing.com has them for about half of what woodcraft charges.

http://www.cheeseslicing.com/site/681068/page/924433

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#6 posted 01-08-2018 11:01 PM

Ben, nice job and good tips as well.

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#7 posted 01-09-2018 12:10 PM

Thanks for the info guys

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#8 posted 01-09-2018 12:15 PM

I got 20 sets from cheeseslicing.com and made several for Christmas 16’ & used the same technique as you by tilting the board to minimize the kerf depth opposite the pivot point. I also found that only cutting a hair more than halfway past the pivot point depth allowed me to use a Dremel tool and a small blade to cut below the bottom of the pivot in just one small area to allow the wire room to be captured by the pivot while leaving the most wood possible holding the board together.

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#9 posted 01-09-2018 09:04 PM

Nice cheese board, Ben. They are so handy!!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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